Candidates named for OPALCO election

  • Wed Feb 5th, 2020 1:30am
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Submitted by OPALCO.

The volunteer member Elections & Governance Committee has selected candidates for the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Board of Directors election in District 1 (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands). The following were nominated by a vote of the committee: Mark Madsen and Vince Dauciunas. There is still time for members to declare their candidacy for the board election. Nominations by petition are due by noon Feb. 17. Co-op members from Districts 1 may submit their candidacy by 1) collecting no fewer than 20 names and signatures of bonafide OPALCO members who live in their district on a petition; and 2) completing the application online: Get more information on OPALCO’s nominations process online at All OPALCO members vote in every election regardless of your home district.

Candidate forums are scheduled March 12-17 to meet the candidates in person. Ballots and voting materials will be sent to members on March 13, the day the election opens, and also will be posted online at Members will receive their ballots by email or via USPS, depending on each members stated preference. Ballots are due online or by mail no later than 10 a.m. on April 15. Election results will be announced on Saturday, April 18 at OPALCO’s Annual Meeting on the interisland ferry.

The current members of the Elections and Governance Committee are Bill Severson (Chair), Doug Marshall, Howard Barbour, Rob Thesman, Chom Greacen and Ray Glaze. There are open positions on the EGC; go to or email